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Announcement: VEA Board Contracts with NRECA for CEO Search

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Contact Michael Hengel





PAHRUMP, Nev. (June 23, 2018) – The Valley Electric Association Board of Directors has contracted with Executive Search Department of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to facilitate the CEO search process, the Board of Directors announced today.


To apply for this position, qualified candidates are being directed to:


Ken Holmes

NRECA Executive Search



“Hiring a new CEO is the most important decision that a Board makes, and we take this responsibility as a challenge to build on VEA’s strong reputation and enhance its future performance,” according to a statement issued by the VEA Board of Directors


“We would like to assure the membership that we are doing everything in our power to identify not only the best technically capable individual, but the best person to lead the Cooperative and represent VEA in the community and industry,” the Board said in the statement.


“We appreciate your support and understanding during this time of change. We know that you have concerns and that you trust we will fulfill our obligations and exceed your expectations”


About Valley Electric Association, Inc.

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is a member-owned nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nev. While VEA started as a small rural electric utility in 1965, the company now provides electric service to more than 45,000 people within a vast 6,800-square-mile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. Valley Communications Association (VCA), a wholly owned subsidiary of VEA, began proving high-speed communications to our member-owners in the spring of 2016. VEA’s service area starts in Sandy Valley, southwest of Las Vegas, and extends north for more than 250 miles to Fish Lake Valley. For more information about VEA, please visit

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